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Pop of Poinsettia

Set a more neutral holiday table with a runner sporting a background of cream and black. A poinsettia adds a pop of red, creating a festive focal point. Fabrics are from the Love More collection by Susan Black and the Bear Essentials 2 collection, both from P&B Textiles.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.

To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.


1.    Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines. 

2.    Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From gray print, cut:

•    Enough 1-1⁄4"-wide bias strips to total 80" in length for vines

•     6 of Pattern C

From red print, cut:

•    5 of Pattern A

•    8 of Pattern D

From red-and-white print, cut:

•    5 of Pattern A

From black-and-white print, cut:

•    1 of Pattern B

From cream print, cut:

•    1—14-1⁄2×41" appliqué foundation rectangle

From black polka dot, cut:

•    3—1×42" strips for flange

From black floral, cut:

•    2—3-1⁄2×41" border strips

•    2—3-1⁄2×20-1⁄2" border strips

From binding fabric, cut:

•    4—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips


Prepare Bias Vines

1.    Sew together gray print 1-1⁄4"-wide bias strips to make one long strip. Fold strip in half lengthwise with wrong side inside; press. Stitch a scant 1⁄4" from raw edges (Bias Strip Diagram). Trim seam allowances to 1⁄8". Refold strip, centering seam allowance in back; press.

2.    Cut prepared bias strip to make:

•    2—22"-long vines

•    2—18"-long vines